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Dearth of Facilities in Schools Leaves Education System Broken in Balochistan

By: Mir Behram Baloch “I can’t attend school,” says Mahwish, a seven grader at a school in a village near Kalat district. She admits that there has been a rise in number of students in her school in the past few years but many of her friends alike her have left school too. What is causing Mahwish and students like ...

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Balochistan Youth Policy hangs in balance

By: Mir Behram Baloch Fatima Iqbal Khan, 35, is active youth and human rights activist. She has recently been honored with National Award for Human rights by president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain for the best achievement.  She is one of the activists who drafted youth policy in 2014 for Environment, Sports & Youth Affairs Department Government of Balochistan; however, the ...

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Shoaib Mir appointed as new Chief Secretary Balochistan

 By: Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta:  The federal government has appointed Shoaib Mir as new Chief Secretary Balochistan. According to notification issued on Saturday, Shoaib Mir, a BS-21 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, who was serving as Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan under the Commerce Division, was transferred and posted as Chief Secretary, Government of Balochistan, with immediate ...

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France is desirous of making investment in energy sector in Balochistan: Ambassador

By: Mir Behram Baloch Quetta: French Ambassador to Pakistan Mrs. Martine Dorance has said that her country is desirous of making investment in energy sector in Pakistan including Balochistan. She said this during her visit to Quetta Electric Supply Company on Tuesday. Mrs. Martine Dorance appreciated the efforts being made by the federal and provincial governments to overcome the energy ...

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Experts highlight the need for new right to information law for Balochistan

By: Mir Behram Baloch Quetta: Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 is ineffective and needs to be repealed. It does not facilitate citizens and journalists in getting information from public bodies. There is a need for an effective right to information law for the province on the lines of those enacted in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These views were expressed ...

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Widespread Rain-thundershower Predicted in Balochistan

Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta:  Met-Office has predicted widespread rain-thundershower in Balochistan while isolated heavy thundershower is likely to persist till Sunday in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, Sibbi and Naseerabad divisions. According to the Met Office, a well marked low pressure area lies over southeastern part of Iran and its trough lies over upper parts of Balochistan.  A shallow westerly wave ...

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Balochistan has 2250 Development Schemes: Govt of Balochistan

Mir Behram Baloch Quetta: Balochistan has 2250 development schemes including 1310 new ones and 940 ongoing schemes which would put Balochistan on track of development, stated Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, the spokesman for the Balochistan government in a press conference here on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference spokesman for the Balochistan government who along with Additional Chief Secretary (Planning and Development), Nasibullah ...

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GSP Plus is an opportunity for Balochistan to Enhance Trade Base and to Improve Human Rights Record

Mir Behram Baloch Quetta: GSP plus is an opportunity for Balochistan to enhance trade base and to improve human rights record, experts sated in a briefing session on Thursday. The briefing session on ‘Pakistan’s GSP+ Status, Trade Benefits and Compliance Obligations’ was  jointly organized by Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Experts in a briefing ...

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Civil Society Working Group Balochistan Welcomes EU’s awarded GSP plus Status

Quetta: The Civil Society Working Group (CSWG) Balochistan welcomes EU’s awarded GSP + Status to Pakistan for sustainable development and good governance. In this connection, governments’ efforts for the improvement of country’s economy and human rights reforms are appreciated. These comments were made by the leadership of Civil Society Working Group – Balochistan in a joint press conference at Quetta ...

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Balochistan Joint Working Group of Parliamentarians and Civil Society Hold First Meeting

Quetta: Joint Working Group of parliamentarians and civil society organizations on women, youth and minorities in Balochistan held its first meeting on October 29, 2015. Dr Shama Ishaq, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Social Welfare, Women Development, Zakat Usher, Haj Auqaf, Minorities, and Youth Affairs had announced formation of said group. The working group is an outcome of the Consultative Forum ...

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